Imam hussain’s Chehlum is being observed today (Sunday) with religious zeal, fervour and solemnity across Pakistan.

Mourning processions are scheduled to be taken out in various major cities with the participation of thousands of mourners. Mobile services will also be suspended along the routes of processions taken out in various cities, owing to security concerns.

Traffic police have been directed to make alternative route plan for the public to ensure smooth flow of traffic on roads of the cities during processions.All the small roads and lanes leading to the routes of Chehlum processions will be blocked to stop unwanted entry. Walkthrough gates have been installed at several entry points of the Chehlum processions and the monitoring of the procession would be done through CCTV cameras.

Strict security measures are made to prevent any untoward incident as police, rangers and gents scouts are deployed along the routes of the processions. Sabeels (stalls for refreshment drinks) will be set up as per years old tradition. Officials of Rescue 1122 and health department would remain alert during the course of processions.